CGTN published this video item, entitled “Man sentenced to 9 years in jail for inciting secession, terrorism in Hong Kong” – below is their description.
A man has been sentenced to nine years in prison in Hong Kong under the national security law for Hong Kong which took effect on June 30 last year. 24-year-old Tong Ying-kit was found guilty of terrorist activities and inciting others to commit secession. Tong rode a motorcycle with a flag bearing a “Hong Kong independence” slogan into police lines on July 1 last year, which caused serious injuries to three police officers. CGTN YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Hong Kong
Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (HKSAR), is a metropolitan area and special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta of the South China Sea. With over 7.5 million residents of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.
Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after the Qing Empire ceded Hong Kong Island at the end of the First Opium War in 1842. The colony expanded to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 after the Second Opium War and was further extended when Britain obtained a 99-year lease of the New Territories in 1898. The whole territory was transferred to China in 1997. As a special administrative region, Hong Kong maintains separate governing and economic systems from that of mainland China under the principle of “one country, two systems”.
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